Christian Campus Leaders in the University of Pretoria, South Africa’s largest contact university with an enrolment of over 57,000 students, have invited African Enterprise South Africa, under the leadership of Michael Cassidy, to conduct a Christian mission to the University from August 10th – 15th this year.
Greg Smerdon, AE Ministry Associate and former AESA Team Leader, along with AE Ministry Associate, Robert Botha, met this week in Pretoria with a significant representative group of campus leaders. It is this group, with others shortly to be added, which has issued the invitation and AESA has responded positively.
Michael, Greg, and AESA will build a strong and stellar team of associate missioners drawn from around South Africa on the basis of their particular skills, capacities and abilities. The team will include scientists, Christian sports heroes, philosophers, Christian apologists, as well as Christian musical and mime artists, dramatists and dancers.
The mission will take the form of daily lectures, symposia, debates and artistic performances. There will also be an outreach via stratified evangelism to academic and other staff members. The mission will also include both the Medical and Education campuses of the university.
Pretoria University was founded in 1908, and being the administrative capital of South Africa, the university is of great strategic importance.
“I am absolutely delighted about this development”, said AE Founder and Interim AESA Team Leader, Michael Cassidy, “not only because of Pretoria University’s strategic significance, but because I believe this has the potential to open doors afresh for AESA to all the campuses of the country. We really covet your prayers for this new development and exciting venture.”